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Saturday, October 29, 2022

The Playwrights Center Many Voices Fellowship 2023

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Deadline: December 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST

The Many Voices Fellowship is intended to support early career Black playwrights, playwrights of color, and/or Indigenous playwrights (what's this?) who demonstrate extraordinary potential, artistic vision, and a commitment to a professional development residency in Minnesota. Starting on July 1, 2023, the fellowship is expanding from a one-year residency to a two-year residency(July 1, 2023-June 30, 2025), and the salary will be increasing to $25,000/year, to enhance sustainability for each playwright.

Within each two-year cycle, Jerome Fellows will now be classified as part-time employees of Playwrights’ Center, with a salary of $25,000/year (paid bi-weekly), and eligible for all employee benefits, including employer-sponsored health insurance. Fellows will continue to have $3,000/year available to support customized play development through workshops with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors.

Beyond the financial support, the fellowship includes working in an individualized and hands-on way with Playwrights’ Center artistic staff—some of the most experienced theater professionals in the country—to develop plays and connect playwrights to producers of new work. This holistic and customized combination of financial support, play development support, and professional connection is career-changing for most playwrights.

Applicants must reside in, and have the legal right to work in, the United States during the fellowship term. Applicants may not have had more than two different works fully produced by professional theaters by the time of the application. Productions that open after December 1, 2022 do not count.

Playwrights who have not received a Many Voices Fellowship in the past are eligible.
Playwrights who have received one Many Voices Fellowship in the past are eligible.
Playwrights who have received two Many Voices Fellowships in the past are not eligible.

Previous Many Voices Fellowship recipients must apply with a different play than the one that accompanied their previous successful application. Playwrights who have received other Playwrights’ Center fellowships may apply, provided they still meet the Many Voices Fellowship eligibility guidelines. Recipients may not receive any other Playwrights' Center fellowships during the two-year cycle.

Fellows commit to spending the two-year fellowship period in Minnesota and actively participating in the Center's programs. Fellows will now be part-time employees of Playwrights' Center, paid on the same bi-weekly pay cycle and eligible for the same benefits, including employer-sponsored health insurance, as all other employees. Fellows may spend no more than 10 weeks/year (20 weeks over two years) out of town during their residency. Housing and travel are not provided.

The Many Voices Fellowship was created in 1994 in partnership with the Jerome Foundation in order to create a home for early career playwrights of color, Black playwrights, and/or Indigenous playwrights who would provide the American theater scene with diverse voices and aesthetics. Since that time, the Many Voices program has provided over 140 fellowships for more than 100 early career playwrights, offering class instruction, play development workshops, and mentoring opportunities. Many Voices fellowship recipients include Zola Dee, Marvin González De León, Jessica Huang, Naomi Iizuka, Candrice Jones, Daniel Alexander Jones, Aditi Kapil, Janaki Ranpura, Katie Ka Vang, Josh Wilder, Harrison David Rivers, Aamera Siddiqui, Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, and Kit Yan.


"Without a doubt the greatest gift that the Playwrights’ Center has to offer, and what will undoubtedly bring me back to it in the future, is the kind, dedicated, and wonderful community of people that I met there. If in the future someone asks me where to look for the future of theater, I know exactly where to point them."
—P.C. Verrone
Many Voices Fellow, 2021-22
The Application

(NOTE: The primary language used by evaluators during the selection process is English. If text is intentionally written not in English, a line of context would be helpful to an evaluator. Playwrights’ Center acknowledges this is an ethnocentric practice and hopes to expand access in the future. While most Fellowship activities and engagements are conducted in English, Playwrights' Center staff are available to discuss additional support and resources as necessary.)

Each application will contain the following pieces:

-Application Form
(including contact details, eligibility, and demographic information)

-Playwriting Resume
Please mark clearly which productions (if any) meet the criteria for being "fully produced by a professional theater." Professional productions are defined as full length productions—running at least 45 minutes in performance— for which the author and primary artists (actors, directors, and creative collaborators) were reasonably compensated and that received at least three public performances each. Ten-minute or one-act plays and university, college, secondary school, amateur, and Equity showcase/waiver productions are not considered full professional productions. Productions that open after December 1, 2022 do not count.

-1 page Artistic Statement and Goals
This is a one-page artistic statement and description of your goals for the two-year fellowship term. While contextualizing your current artistic life, please describe your artistic goals for the fellowship term. The fellowship offers time to write and develop work with professional collaborators—and the opportunity to utilize the many and varied resources of the Playwrights' Center, including career support, connections with artistic leaders, and teaching and community engagement. In what specific ways would this fellowship impact your artistic growth? How does this fellowship fit in with your larger career goals? A successful artistic statement will provide insight into your vision as a theatermaker and will support your submitted script. It will also articulate that you are ready to take advantage of this career-development opportunity, and that you are committed to spending two years in Minnesota in a cohort of other writers.

-Full-length play script
A full-length play generally runs at least 45 minutes. If you are hoping to submit a script that is shorter than 45 minutes in length, please contact Julia at juliab@pwcenter.org to discuss. All script submissions must be written only by the applicant—no co-written submissions will be accepted. Scripts for musicals may be submitted by the book writer only. Previous Many Voices Fellowship recipients must apply with a different play than the one that accompanied their previous successful application. The submitted script must be a complete draft that represents your best playwriting.

-Two letters of recommendation
Please request two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your work as a playwright. Letters must be received by the application deadline: December 1, 2022. You will be sending a request through the application portal below. You may request letters through the application system before finishing your final application, so we recommend that you click on the link below and begin your application sooner rather than later to give your recommenders time to complete their letters. Letters of recommendation from previous applications cannot be re-used for this program.

Questions may be addressed to Artistic Programs Manager Julia Brown at juliab@pwcenter.org.

Note: You will need to make a SlideRoom account in order to apply. If you are a Playwrights' Center member, your PWC login will not automatically log you in to SlideRoom—they are two different systems. If you already have a SlideRoom account, you should be able to access the application using your existing login.

For a video tutorial on using SlideRoom, please click here.

An information session about the application and the fellowship will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. CST on Zoom at this link.

Applications for the 2023-25 Many Voices Fellowship are due Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Friday, October 28, 2022

MDOCS STORYTELLERS' INSTITUTE VISITING FELLOWS 2023

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Deadline: November 20, 2022

APPLICATION

A non-fiction arts residency May 31st- June 30th, 2023 that includes room and board, a travel stipend, and a $2500 honorarium.

FEE: No fee

RESTRICTIONS: Open to all playwrights who work with non-fiction texts relating to the theme.

This year our theme is Off the Beaten Path: Outside the Hero’s Journey –– Realty is more complicated, more collaborative, and more interesting than what we have come to call the Hero’s Journey. It does not follow a beginning, middle, and end, with rising action and turning points that deliver a resolution with all threads tied up neatly in a bow. 

Many non-fiction makers have always created work that is outside the Hero’s Journey. Work that meanders through squiggly time, that is polyvocal, and that de-centers simple conflict in favor of growth. However, artists are increasingly trained to present themselves as the hero of their own artistic-biographical story, with their process acting as the journey, and their product acting as the boon brought home to audiences, erasing the collaboration that goes into non-fiction storytelling and forcing makers to narrativize their practice and commoditize themselves. 

INSTITUTE INFORMATION
The Institute runs from May 31st- June 30th, 2023 on the Skidmore College campus.

Fellowship includes:   
  • Community and feedback from a renowned group of multidisciplinary artists/storytellers/documentarians
  • $2500 honorarium
  • Travel stipend of up to $500
  • Public presentation/exhibition opportunities  
  • Access to MDOCS DocLab production equipment and space
  • Room and board – in Skidmore’s Sussman Village Housing and through Skidmore dining hall
  • Access to Skidmore facilities including the Lucy Scribner library and the Williamson Sport Center

Requirements: 
  • Applicants must have a non-fiction-based practice and propose a non-fiction-based project. 
  • Applicants must have an interest in teaching and learning. 
  • Accepted fellows are expected to fully engage with institute events and be in residence for its duration. If a fellow is not in residence for the full institute, their stipend will be reduced. 

What you need to apply:

A completed application, which includes a work sample that demonstrates your experience in non-fiction creative work and two references.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Application for Hodder Fellowship 2023-2024

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Deadline: September 13, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST

The Lewis Center is designed to put the creative and performing arts at the heart of the Princeton experience. This mission is based on the conviction that exposure to the arts helps each of us to make sense of our lives and the lives of our neighbors. We pursue this mission by bringing together a vibrantly diverse community of people with different backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, skills and talents. 

 The Hodder Fellowship will be given to artists of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Potential Hodder Fellows are composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, translators, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists who are selected more "for promise than for performance" and have "much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts" as traditionally defined. 

Given the strength of the applicant pool, most successful Fellows have published a first book or have similar achievements in their own fields; the Hodder is designed to provide Fellows with the "studious leisure" to undertake significant new work. 

Hodder Fellows spend an academic year at Princeton, but no formal teaching is involved. An $88,000 stipend is provided for this 10-month appointment as a Visiting Fellow. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. 

The Lewis Center is committed to fostering an academic environment that acknowledges and encourages diversity and differences. The successful candidate will pursue academic excellence in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. 

 Writers: Please apply by submitting a resume, a 3,000-word writing sample of recent work, and a project proposal of 500 words. 

 Composers, Performing Artists, and Visual Artists: Please apply at by submitting a resume, a project proposal of 500 words, and examples of ten minutes of performance through link(s) to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, etc. Visual artists should provide up to 20 still images organized into a single PDF file and submit as part of their online application. 

Composers may send 1-2 scores as a PDF file and submit as part of their online application and/or supply a link to a website. We cannot confirm receipt of applications, nor can we accept applications submitted after the deadline. 

Limits on the statement size (500 words) and sample size (3,000 words) are strict. The appointment of the Hodder Fellows will be made in early 2023. An announcement of the award will be posted here: http://arts.princeton.edu/fellowships/. To learn more (including FAQ, profiles of past fellows, etc.): arts.princeton.edu/fellowships 

Essential Qualifications Selection will be based on artistic achievement.

Requisition No: D-22-LCA-00009

*Required information is denoted with an asterisk.

How to Apply

The form online must be completed to submit your application for this position.

It is recommended that you read through the entire application and gather the required application materials before beginning your application. You will not be able to save or return to edit a partial application. Only complete applications will be accepted for consideration and the application form must be completed in its entirety before it can be submitted.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address that you provide in your application. In some cases, your references may be contacted using the email address that you provide for them and may be asked to provide their recommendation via a web-based form similar to the application form.

Be sure to provide the correct email addresses for you and all of your references to ensure that communications from Princeton University are properly delivered.

For more information send an email to lca-fellowships@princeton.edu.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Radcliffe Fellowship 2022

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Deadline: September 29, 2022


Radcliffe fellows are exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, practitioners, and artists whose work is making a difference in their professional fields and in the larger world.

Based in Radcliffe Yard—a sanctuary in the heart of Harvard University—fellows join a uniquely interdisciplinary and creative community. A fellowship at Radcliffe is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project. With access to Harvard’s unparalleled resources, Radcliffe fellows develop new tools and methods, challenge artistic and scholarly conventions, and illuminate our past and our present.

Throughout the year, fellows convene regularly to share their work in progress. Coming from diverse disciplines and perspectives, they challenge each other’s ideas and support each other’s ambitions. Many say that it is the best year of their professional lives.

Our online application for the 2023–2024 fellowship year is now available.

The deadline for applications in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is September 8, 2022.

The deadline for applications in science, engineering, and mathematics is September 29, 2022.

The Radcliffe Fellowship Program awards 50 fellowships each academic year. Applicants may apply as individuals or in a group of two to three people working on the same project. We seek diversity along many dimensions, including discipline, career stage, race and ethnicity, country of origin, gender and sexual orientation, and ideological perspective. Although our fellows come from many different backgrounds, they are united by their demonstrated excellence, collegiality, and creativity.

Explore the broad range of Radcliffe fellows’ projects.

We welcome applications from a broad range of fields and perspectives. The strength of our fellowship program is its diversity.

Radcliffe supports engaged scholarship. We welcome applications from scholars, artists, and practitioners proposing innovative work that confronts pressing social and policy issues and seeking to engage audiences beyond academia.

We welcome proposals relevant to the Institute’s focus areas, which include:Law, education, and justice
Climate change and its human impacts, especially projects that address the disproportionate impacts of the climate crisis on marginalized or under-resourced communities
Legacies of slavery
Reflecting Radcliffe’s unique history and institutional legacy, we welcome proposals that focus on women, gender, and society or draw on the Schlesinger Library’s rich collections.

Interdisciplinary exchange is a hallmark of the Radcliffe Fellowship, and we welcome proposals that take advantage of our uniquely diverse intellectual community by engaging with concepts and ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

DGF’s Fellows program 2022 - 2023

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Deadline: August 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET

The ideas of today’s writers become the groundbreaking shows of the future. DGF’s Fellows program helps create that future by propelling the most promising creative talents to their full potential.

The Fellows program is a year-long New York City-based intensive for professional dramatists who are looking to develop their existing work in the next level of their careers. The Fellows is a free program, hosted by the Dramatists Guild Foundation, to eliminate historical barriers of entry for many emerging dramatists. This cohort of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists will work together under the guidance and leadership of Award-winning dramatists to develop their current work in pursuit of further development and production.

Fellows who are selected will receive:
  • A $5,000 Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation Scholarship
  • One-on-one mentoring from accomplished professionals in the field who help them hone their process, find their unique voice, and revise and edit an existing work ready for development
  • Access to career resources
  • Connections to partner with national arts organizations
  • The opportunity to participate in a presentation of their work for top theater professionals

The deadline to apply is August 28th at 11:59pm ET.

The program was founded in 2000 by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Janet Neipris, and Susan Miller. They believed it was vital to put playwrights and musical theater writers in the same room, to learn from each other’s different perspectives, to see how collaboration creates magic, and to foster community.

The success of the program has been proven by the careers of various dramatists and collaborations, including launching the careers of more than 200 writers. With alumni that include recipients of Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, Larson Awards, Kleban Awards, and Fred Ebb Awards, the DGF Fellows program is an opportunity to grow in community and professionally.

DGF Fellows is supported through the generosity of the Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation.

The Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language

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Deadline: August 31, 2022

Monetary award to playwright: $3000 for works with a running time of at least 40 minutes.

Synecdoche Works may support further development of a submitted work at its discretion.

Conditions for Consideration

Submissions must be in a heightened version of the English language in order to provide a meaningful challenge to the actors. This includes, but is not limited to, works using meter, verse, rhyming schemes, pidgins, creoles, and code-switching.

Plays must contain at least 60% heightened language.

Submissions may be translations or adaptations of works in the public domain.

No works under 40 minutes are eligible.

Authors awarded a grant must be willing to participate in a brief rehearsal process culminating in an online video reading of their submitted work*.

Submitted works cannot be currently attached to a theater or production company.

Submitted works cannot have had a prior development cycle outside of an educational program.

Submit Your Play

We accept English-language plays from anywhere in the world.

Submission deadline for 2022: August 31, 2022. Submissions open in March 2022.

Submission portfolio must include:
This Google form: https://forms.gle/qwWhmqBiLb6cViBg8
The play in standard script format, upload via the Google form or emailed as an attachment to submissions@synecdocheworks.org

Optional:
C.V. or resume.

Applicants under the age of majority in their home countries will need the permission of a legal guardian in order to accept an award from Synecdoche Works.

Submission constitutes acceptance of the Fellowship’s terms and conditions.

* Synecdoche Works will make reasonable efforts to facilitate an online video reading, but the reading is not guaranteed.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Ragdale Residency Fellowship 2022

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Deadline:  May 15, 2022, 11:50 pm CT

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

Up to 250 residencies and fellowships are now offered annually. Ragdale encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and to that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. While there are no publication, exhibition or performance requirements for application, applicants should be working at the professional level in their fields.Ragdale encourages artists of all backgrounds to apply, and does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, disability, gender, origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Fellowships: 25-30 fellowships are offered each year. Fellows do not pay a residency fee. Fellows receive a stipend of $500 or more, see fellowships page for more details about the awards. Fellowship awards are disclosed upon acceptance. We do not limit fellowships to the listed categories, and as we seek diverse voices and representations to enrich our artists' experiences, we encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. In the application, you may be asked to describe how you meet the eligibility requirements of this fellowship (500 word maximum per fellowship category).

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize 2022

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Deadline: April 1, 2022 

Submit via Submittable

Awarded for the best playwriting response theme of the Alpine Fellowship 2022. 

The prize will be £3,000 plus a rehearsed reading at the fellowship’s annual symposium to which the winner will be invited to attend. Runners up will be invited to attend the symposium, their travel expenses will be reimbursed up to a total of £500 and all food and accommodation will be covered.

Rules: 

The final piece must be no more than 45 minutes in length.

The final piece must require no more than four actors. 

The winning play will be performed as a rehearsed reading so simplicity in staging is preferred. 

This prize is open to anyone above 18 years of age.  

All entries must be written in English.

Plays must not have previously been performed, including as a reading or workshop production.

Playwrights at any stage of their career are eligible to apply.

Submissions will be judged anonymously so please ensure your name does not appear anywhere on your submission materials.

Submission: 

To apply you will be asked to submit the following:

A 1-2 detailed page synopsis of your proposed story.

A sample of previous work of at least 10 pages.

Rules:
  • Open to all nationalities, aged 18 and above. 
  • All genres permitted. 
  • The proposed final piece must be no more than 45 minutes in length and require no more than four actors. 
  • The winning play will be performed as a rehearsed reading so simplicity in staging is preferred. 
  • Judging is anonymous, so please ensure your name does not appear anywhere on the documents you submit.

Monday, January 24, 2022

The Lucille Lortel Theatre’s NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship

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Deadline: February 7, 2022

The Lucille Lortel Theatre's NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship will support diverse young writers and create an awareness of playwriting as a career. The opportunities provided by this program will encourage NYC public high school students to become the next generation of playwrights.

ELIGIBILITY:

The Fellowship is open to any high school student who is currently enrolled in and attending public high school in one of the five boroughs of New York City at the time of entry.

Seven Fellows will be selected: one from each of the five New York City boroughs, one from a District 75 school and one from a District 79 school.

OPPORTUNITY:

The seven Fellows will each receive
  • A professional staged reading or an online presentation of the Fellow’s play.
  • Individual mentoring from theatre professionals.
  • Publication of the Fellow’s play.
  • A certificate of recognition.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • An original one-act play.
  • Approximately 10 minutes in length.
  • No more than:
    • Ten total pages of dialogue (Times New Roman or Arial font, double spaced)
    • Two scenes
    • Two locations
    • Four characters
Submissions accepted via website here. Applicants must register an account to submit. No submission fee required.

PAST WINNERS:
2021
2020

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Sesame Workshop Writers’ Room 2022 Fellowship

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Deadline: January 10, 2022

Sesame Workshop Writers’ Room is a writing fellowship from the creators of Sesame Street. And we’re looking for YOU! Fresh new writing talent from writers with diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural identities. Emerging storytellers who are selected to join the Writers’ Room will receive hands-on writing experience guided by Sesame Street veterans and other media industry leaders. Each participant will develop and write a pilot script for their own original kids concept. Past fellows have gone on to develop their own original content with Sesame Workshop, as well as write for Sesame Street and various programs at Nickelodeon, Disney, DreamWorks, and more! Learn about the 2021 fellows and speakers HERE.

Applications for the 2022 Fellowship Program will open from November 22nd, 2021 to January 10th, 2022. Please subscribe below for updates.

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About The Program

Up to 8 writers with diverse racial, ethnic and cultural identities will be selected

Sessions will take place virtually from May through July 2022

Includes eight, three-hour sessions on creating original children's content

Learn from industry writers, producers, agents and executives

Learn and complete all steps of creating an original pilot episode script

Up to two participants will have the opportunity to receive creative development deals and further mentorship

What Are The Requirements?

All applicants will be asked to submit the following items with their application through their profile on the Writers' Room portal. For additional questions about any of the requirements, please visit our FAQ page or contact us at writersroom@sesame.org

Application Check List
  • Application form
  • Resume: this can feature your overall work experience, NOT only writing experience
  • Personal statement: tell us about yourself, for example, why you want to write for children's educational media, how your experiences influence the stories you tell, why you value diversity/representation in children's media, etc. (up to 250 words)
  • Original script sample: 11-page maximum, it should NOT contain Sesame Street elements, it can be an excerpt from a larger piece you've written, it must be kid-friendly content for viewers up to age 12...we're looking for great characters and stories that inspire kids to be smarter, stronger and kinder!
  • More info on your script: what's the bigger picture/idea of your script sample? (up to 100 words)
  • Application must be submitted by January 10, 2022 12PM EST.

Applications for the 2022 Fellowship Program will open on Monday, November 22nd, 2021.

Am I Eligible?

All participants must meet the following criteria in order to qualify for the program. For additional questions about eligibility, please visit our FAQ page or contact us at writersroom@sesame.org

Eligibility Check List
  • Participants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Participants must be 21+ years old
  • Must have a diverse racial, ethnic, or cultural identity.
  • No extensive media writing experience, such as having written more than six episodes for a network or cable scripted/narrative series
  • Participants must be able to attend and complete writing assignments for all 8 sessions, which will be held virtually from May to July 2022

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Playwrights' Center Many Voices Fellowship

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Deadline: November 18, 2021

The Many Voices Fellowship is intended to support early career Black playwrights, playwrights of color, and/or Indigenous playwrights who demonstrate extraordinary potential, artistic vision, and a commitment to spending a year in residence in Minnesota developing their work with the Playwrights' Center in community with other fellows. The fellowship is additionally supported by a professional theater artist mentor. Past mentors include Martine Kei Green-Rogers, Christina Ham, Daniel Alexander Jones, and Mark Valdez.

Many Voices Fellows will receive a $20,000 stipend and $3,000 in development support. Fellows spend a year-long residency in Minnesota (July 1, 20-June 30, 2023), working in an individualized and hands-on way with the Playwrights' Center artistic staff—some of the most experienced and connected theater professionals in the country. Beyond the financial stipend, the fellowship includes year-long support through workshops with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors and through the connections the Center makes between playwrights and producers of new work. This holistic and customized combination of financial support, connections with other artists, and professional connections is career-changing for most playwrights.

Applicants must reside in, and have the legal right to work in, the U.S. during the fellowship term. Applicants may not have had more than one play fully produced by professional theaters at the time of the application. Productions that open after November 18, 2021 do not count. (Note for 2020, 2021, and 2022: any programmed/announced productions cancelled due to COVID-19 don't need to count towards your production limit. Please be sure to mark cancellations or postponements clearly on your resume) Fellows commit to spending the fellowship period in Minnesota and actively participating in the Center's programs. Housing and travel are not provided. Playwrights may not receive more than two Many Voices Fellowships. A previous Many Voices Fellow applying for a second fellowship must submit a different play than the play that accompanied the previous successful application. Recipients may not receive other Playwrights' Center fellowships during the year.

Each application will contain the following pieces:

-Application Form

(including contact details, eligibility, and demographic information)

-Playwriting Resume

Please mark clearly which productions (if any) meet the criteria for being "fully produced by a professional theater." Professional productions are defined as productions for which the author and primary artists (actors, directors, and creative collaborators) were reasonably compensated and that received at least ten public performances each. Ten-minute or one-act plays and university, college, secondary school, amateur, and Equity showcase/waiver productions are not considered full professional productions. Productions that open after November 18, 2021 do not count. (Note for 2020, 2021, and 2022: any programmed/announced productions cancelled due to COVID-19 don't need to count towards your production limit. Please be sure to mark cancellations or postponements clearly on your resume.)

-1 page Artistic Statement and Goals

This is a one-page artistic statement and description of your goals for the fellowship year. While contextualizing your current artistic life, please describe your artistic goals for the fellowship year. The fellowship offers time to write and develop work with professional collaborators—and the opportunity to utilize the many and varied resources of the Playwrights' Center, including career support, connections with artistic leaders, and teaching and community engagement. In what specific ways would this fellowship impact your artistic growth? How prepared are you to fully take advantage of this opportunity? This statement, along with your script, should help provide insight into your vision as a theater maker.

-Full-length play script

A full-length play generally runs at least 45 minutes. If you are hoping to submit a script that is shorter than 45 minutes in length, please contact Julia at juliab@pwcenter.org to discuss. All script submissions must be written only by the applicant—no co-written submissions will be accepted. Scripts for musicals may be submitted by the book writer only. The submitted script must be a complete draft that represents your best playwriting.

-Two letters of recommendation

Please request two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your work as a playwright. Letters must be received by the application deadline: November 18, 2021. You will be sending a request through the application portal below.

Questions may be addressed to Artistic Programs Manager Julia Brown at juliab@pwcenter.org.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Radcliffe Fellowship

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Deadline: September 9, 2021

Based in Radcliffe Yard—a sanctuary in the heart of Harvard University—fellows join a uniquely interdisciplinary and creative community. A fellowship at Radcliffe is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project. With access to Harvard’s unparalleled resources, Radcliffe fellows develop new tools and methods, challenge artistic and scholarly conventions, and illuminate our past and our present.

Throughout the year, fellows convene regularly to share their work in progress. Coming from diverse disciplines and perspectives, they challenge each other’s ideas and support each other’s ambitions. Many say that it is the best year of their professional lives.

Our online application for the 2022–2023 fellowship year is now available.

The deadline for applications in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is September 9, 2021.

The deadline for applications in science, engineering, and mathematics is September 30, 2021.
Prospective applicants are invited to join a Zoom session that will provide information on what makes a strong application to the Radcliffe Fellowship Program. 

The session will be held on June 30 at 4 PM ET.

The sessions will include introductory remarks by former fellows and past reviewers followed by Q&A.

Register to attend the session.

Please note that participation in these sessions is optional and in no way guarantees acceptance into the Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program.


The Radcliffe Fellowship Program awards 50 fellowships each academic year. Applicants may apply as individuals or in a group of two to three people working on the same project. We seek diversity along many dimensions, including discipline, career stage, race and ethnicity, country of origin, gender and sexual orientation, and ideological perspective. Although our fellows come from many different backgrounds, they are united by their demonstrated excellence, collegiality, and creativity.

Explore the broad range of Radcliffe fellows’ projects.

We welcome applications from a broad range of fields and perspectives. The strength of our fellowship program is its diversity.

Radcliffe supports engaged scholarship. We welcome applications from scholars, artists, and practitioners proposing innovative work that confronts pressing social and policy issues and seeking to engage audiences beyond academia.

We welcome proposals relevant to the Institute’s focus areas, which include:
Law, education, and justice
Youth leadership and civic engagement
Legacies of slavery
Reflecting Radcliffe’s unique history and institutional legacy, we welcome proposals that focus on women, gender, and society or draw on the Schlesinger Library’s rich collections.

Interdisciplinary exchange is a hallmark of the Radcliffe Fellowship, and we welcome proposals that take advantage of our uniquely diverse intellectual community by engaging with concepts and ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries.

Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program
8 Garden Street
Byerly Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
fellowships@radcliffe.harvard.edu


Sunday, August 22, 2021

The Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

Monetary award to playwright: $3000 for full-length works, $1500 for one-acts.

Synecdoche Works may support further development of a submitted work at its discretion.

Conditions for Consideration

Submissions must be in a heightened version of the English language in order to provide a meaningful challenge to the actors. This includes, but is not limited to, works using metre, verse, rhyming schemes, pidgins, creoles, and code-switching.

Plays must contain at least 60% heightened language.

Submissions may be translations or adaptations of works in the public domain.

One-act submissions should target a minimum 40-minute final running time. Full-length submissions should target a minimum running time of 90 minutes.

Authors awarded a grant must be willing to participate in a brief rehearsal process culminating in a Zoom reading of their submitted work.

Submitted works cannot be currently attached to a theater or production company.

Submitted works cannot have had a prior development cycle outside of an educational program.

Submission deadline: August 31, 2021

Submission portfolio must include:
The play in standard script format, emailed as an attachment to Synecdoche Works.
A brief author biography, maximum of 200 words.

Please visit synecdocheworks.org for more information.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

American Woman playwriting fellowship

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Deadline: August 7, 2021

Submissions for our playwriting fellowship, American Woman, are now open!

American Woman is an on-going theatre development and presentation project comprised of solo shows by and about women in the United States. It has two primary components:

1. Lab – solo pieces conceived and developed from proposal to performance draft.
2. Public Presentation – presentation with production elements for a paying public.

This project speaks to the broad and varying definitions of those two words: American Woman – regardless of whether or not these words are used individually or in tandem. The project aims to examine American women through varying lenses, be it historical, cultural, racial, or political. It’s an exploration that’s especially relevant now since we’re arrived at a moment in our country’s history when there is a clear legislative push to narrow or limit the definition of both the word “American” and the word “woman.” American Woman will include solo shows and plays by women of different races, places of birth, religions, cultures, gender identifications, ages, physical challenges, and classes. Our project will resist narrow definitions, encourage inclusivity, and contribute to positive discourse.

The development phase of American Woman is executed through a monthly four-hour workshop facilitated by the project leader and project dramaturg. Brainstorming leads to text that receives review and critique before graduating to table reads of early drafts. At each session, writers are given dramaturgical notes and encouraged to revise their work for the next session. Emphasis is put on expressing characters through action, dramatic structure, and story theory.

By resourcing playwrights of color and women playwrights from the early developmental phase all the way through to a full production, the DQT realizes its mission to produce work written by playwrights from these underrepresented groups. Additionally, by donating blocks of free tickets to educational enrichment programs including Girls Write Now, Urban Art Beat, TEAK, and Harlem RBI, we continue to encourage diversity in our base audience, which is an equally vital component of our mission.

The application deadline is August 7th, 2021. Interviews will be conducted throughout August, and selected candidates will be notified August 31st. Due to the high volume of applications, only selected candidates will be notified of their acceptance. But on behalf of all of us here at DQT, thank you for sharing your work with us!

Monday, June 21, 2021

Van Lier New Voices Fellowship

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Deadline: July 2, 2021

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The Lark is accepting applications for its Van Lier New Voices Fellowship program, supported by The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund with support from the Jerome Foundation.

The Van Lier New Voices Fellowship supports playwrights of color age 30 and under, who demonstrate financial need. During a year-long residency, Fellows will work on multiple artistic projects through an individually-tailored program of Lark play development programs, and form relationships with other theater makers at various career stages from all parts of the world. The Fellowship includes a cash award of $35,000, plus access to a $5,000 Opportunity Fund and to a wide range of Lark resources, including artistic program participation, office and rehearsal space, and staff support. 
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In the 2021-22 cycle, The Lark will award two Fellowships. Applications will be accepted through July 2, 2021. Finalists will be notified in August 2021. The 2021-22 Fellowship period begins September 15, 2021 and ends June 30, 2022.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

THE GATEKEEPERS COLLECTIVE LEARNING TO LOVE PLAYWRIGHT’S FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

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Deadline: May 31, 2021 11:59pm EST

The Gatekeepers Collective (TGC) is collaborating with award-winning playwright Donja R. Love (Sugar in Our Wounds, Fireflies, one in two) to curate an intergenerational development process in which narrative theatrical works reflecting stories of self-acceptance as a rite of passage on the way to queer/same-gender love are created. Four young, Queer African American/Black playwrights will be provided a stipend and partnered with older same-gender loving (SGL) men in dialogue about their respective journeys from varying degrees of invisibility and self-denial to self-acceptance and love. The fellows will create One-Act plays that will be presented in staged readings and moderated discussions, performed by professional actors under the direction of TGC Director, John-Martin Green in the Fall of 2021.

Eligibility:

The TGC Playwright’s Fellowship is intended to support young, emerging same gender loving (SGL) /Queer, male-identified African Descended playwrights.

The applicant must be a NY resident in order to be eligible for the TGC Learning to Love Fellowship.

The applicant must be between the ages of 18 and 35.

The applicant must have up to 10 pages of work ready to submit.

Playwrights may submit a work that is co-authored but only the submitting artist will be eligible for the fellowship.

The work submitted should be primarily in English.

Fellows must be available to commence a month-long ethnographic research process with a SGL elder with whom they will be partnered as of 7/6, and participate in ten two-hour (4-6pm EST) bi-weekly workshops with playwright Donja R. Love on: 8/11, 16, 18, 23, and 25, and on 9/27, 29, 10/4, 6 and 11/1.

Fellows’ One-acts will be mounted as staged readings with professional actors in mid-November at a theater TBA


Guidelines:

Please submit 10 pages of material written for the stage that you think best represent your work as a playwright. TGC’s work focuses on themes of healing, self-reclamation, and self-determination. Please bear this in mind when choosing your submission materials.

Please make sure work sample is 10 pages.

Please type your entry in a reasonable font and include stage directions where necessary. Please submit a .pdf of your entry so that all formatting will remain intact and no edits can be accidentally made while your submission is being reviewed.

Submissions must be received by the deadline to be considered. The deadline is May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

Submissions will be adjudicated by a panel of artists and peers drawn from the NYC Theatre Community, and TGC.

The four fellows will be notified by email and announced publicly.

If you are a playwright who would like to apply for The Gatekeepers Collective Learning to Love Playwrights Fellowship, please use this link: APPLICATION FORM

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Playwrights Realm Scratchpad Series and Writing Fellowship

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Deadline: February 7, 2021

We believe art is better when everyone can participate - which is why you don’t need an agent or an MFA for us to read your plays. Once a year, we open submissions for the programs below, which everyone can apply to!

Applications for our 2021-22 Scratchpad Series and Writing Fellowship are now open! The deadline is Sunday, February 7th, 2021. International writers are now also welcome to apply to Scratchpad!

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Please note that while playwrights can submit to both the Writing Fellowship and Scratchpad Series with a single application, or choose to submit to just one program, we accept only ONE script total, per playwright, per season.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS IN PLAYWRITING

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Deadline: January 14, 2021

The McKnight Foundation, a family foundation based in Minnesota, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. The McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting recognizes and supports mid-career playwrights living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate a sustained body of work, commitment, and artistic excellence. The fellowship, which runs July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022, includes: a $25,000 stipend, an additional $2,500 to support a play development workshop and other professional expenses, and $1,400 in travel funds. Past recipients include: Carlyle Brown, Lisa D'Amour, Barbara Field, Keli Garrett, Marvin González De León, Jeffrey Hatcher, Christina Ham, Tori Sampson, Carson Kreitzer, May Lee-Yang, Kira Obolensky, Harrison David Rivers, Stacey Rose, and Rhiana Yazzie.

Applicants must reside in and have the legal right to work in the U.S. during the fellowship term. Applicants must have been continuous residents of Minnesota since January 14, 2020, and must maintain residency in Minnesota during the fellowship year. Applicants must have a minimum of one work fully produced by a professional theater at the time of application. Recipients of 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 McKnight Artist Fellowships in any discipline are not eligible. Full-time students are not eligible. Staff and board members of the McKnight Foundation and the Playwrights' Center and their immediate family members are not eligible. Fellowship recipients may not receive any other Playwrights' Center fellowships, grants, or Core Writer program benefits during the grant year. If a recipient is a Core Writer, the Core term will be extended by one year. Applicants may only apply for one McKnight Artist Fellowship each year in any discipline

Each application will contain the following pieces:

-Application Form (including contact details, eligibility, and demographic information)

-Playwriting Resume
Please note clearly which productions listed on your resume (if any) meet the criteria for being "fully produced by a professional theater." Professional productions are defined as productions for which the author and primary artists (actors, directors, and creative collaborators) were reasonably compensated and that received at least three public performances each. Ten-minute or one-act plays and university, college, secondary school, amateur, and Equity showcase/waiver productions are not considered full professional productions. Productions that open after January 14, 2021 do not count.

-Artistic Statement
Use this statement to describe your artistic goals and vision as a theater maker. This is also an opportunity to provide context for the play you submitted and discuss how it fits into your larger body of work and how you envision your work developing.

-Full-length play script
A full-length play generally runs at least one hour. All script submissions must be written only by the applicant—no cowritten submissions will be accepted. Scripts for musicals may submitted by the book writer only. If you have previously received a McKnight Artist Fellowship, this script must have been completed after that fellowship year.

-References
Please list two individuals who are familiar with your work as a playwright and who we may contact during the evaluation process.

Questions may be addressed to Artistic Programs Manager Julia Brown at juliab@pwcenter.org.

Note: You will need to make a SlideRoom account in order to apply. If you are a Playwrights' Center member, your PWC login will not automatically log you in to SlideRoom—they are two different systems. If you already have a SlideRoom account, you should be able to access the application using your existing login.

For a video tutorial on using SlideRoom, please click here.

Applications for the 2021-22 McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting is due Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Sesame Workshop Writers’ Room Fellowship

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Deadline: January 8, 2021 5PM EST

Sesame Workshop Writers’ Room is a writing fellowship from the creators of Sesame Street. And we’re looking for YOU! Fresh new writing talent from underrepresented racial backgrounds. Emerging storytellers who are selected to join the Writers’ Room will receive hands-on writing experience guided by Sesame Street veterans and other media industry leaders. Each participant will develop and write a pilot script for their own original kids concept.

The Sesame Street Writers’ Room fellowship is an effort to identify and increase the presence of underrepresented voices in children’s media writing. For this specific purpose, underrepresented groups are those who identify as any of the following: Asian, Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, Native American, Middle Eastern, or multiracial.

What Are The Requirements?

All applicants will be asked to submit the following items with their application through their profile on the Writers' Room portal. For additional questions about any of the requirements, please visit our FAQ page or contact us at writersroom@sesame.org

Application Check List
  • Application form
  • Resume: this can feature your overall work experience, NOT only writing experience
  • Personal statement: tell us about yourself, for example, why you want to write for children's educational media, how your experiences influence the stories you tell, why you value diversity/representation in children's media, etc. (up to 250 words)
  • Original script sample: 11-page maximum, it should NOT contain Sesame Street elements, it can be an excerpt from a larger piece you've written, it must be kid-friendly content for viewers up to age 12...we're looking for great characters and stories that inspire kids to be smarter, stronger and kinder!
  • More info on your script: what's the bigger picture/idea of your script sample? (up to 100 words)
Application must be submitted by January 8, 2021 5PM EST.

All participants must meet the following criteria in order to qualify for the program. For additional questions about eligibility, please visit our FAQ pageor contact us at writersroom@sesame.org


Eligibility Check List
  • Participants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Participants must be 21+ years old
  • Must come from an underrepresented racial group
  • No extensive media writing experience, such as having written more than six episodes for a network or cable scripted/narrative series
  • Participants must be able to attend and complete writing assignments for all 8 sessions, which will be held from May to July 2021.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship

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Application Deadline: September 25, 2020, 5 p.m. EDT

Notification: March 2021
Award Period: September 7, 2021–May 27, 2022
Stipend: $75,000

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers supports projects that draw on the research collections at The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library). The Center looks for top-quality writing from academics as well as from creative writers and independent scholars. Visual artists whose projects require extensive use of Library collections are also encouraged to apply. The Center aims to promote dynamic conversation about the humanities, social sciences, and scholarship at the highest level—within the Center, in public forums throughout the Library, and in the Fellows' published work.

Successful candidates for this Fellowship will need to work primarily at the Schwarzman Building rather than at other divisions of the Library. Applications from those working in languages other than English are welcome; however, the applicant must be conversant in English, and the application materials must be in English.

In order to avoid real or apparent conflicts of interest, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers does not accept applications from New York Public Library staff members or their partners, or from people active on the Library’s Board of Trustees, Board Advisory Committees, or Library Council.

Please visit www.nypl.org/research-collections for detailed information about the collections of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.

Fellows are required to work at the Cullman Center for the duration of the Fellowship term and may not accept other major professional obligations during the term. Some Fellows may have a few prior commitments but must limit research trips, attendance at scholarly meetings, and speaking engagements to short periods of time. Anyone who needs to be away for more than two days must notify the Center's Director or Deputy Director. The Library will pro-rate stipends for Fellows who spend too much time away from the Center. Fellowships will not be granted for academic projects to post-doctoral fellows or to applicants doing graduate-school dissertation research.

The Cullman Center will not accept dossier letters in place of new letters of recommendation.Completed applications and supporting materials—research proposal, Curriculum Vitae, letters of recommendation, and creative writing sample or art work sample—must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT on September 25, 2020.

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